It seems these days we are all being asked to do more with less -- less people, less cost, less time.
So what can a manufacturer do to keep up with business demands without incurring the cost of adding employees?
What happens when demand fluctuates month over month as it has during the last year? Can a manufacturer really sustain and justify a second or third shift in this slow-growth yet inconsistent economy?
If you find yourself asking these questions, then it’s time to think about automating your manufacturing processes.
AUTOMATING: AN EXAMPLE
While automation itself requires an initial investment and justification, the real benefits often are not explored to their fullest to realize a fast ROI. (Fig. 1)